book window 10book window 2book window 1Congratulations to Corraini Editions! We love their books and so do children… and they are not seen in this country in many places.

Favourites of ours are Harriet Russell’s series of books journeying into the imagination, Marti Guixe’s quirky colouring books and William Wondriska’s titles with innovative graphics. Read more about them on our online shop.

‘There was a surprise for us on the first day of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2014: we were awarded the Bologna Prize for Best Children’s Publishers of the Year in Europe. A wonderful prize, especially important because it is the publishers participating in the fair who choose the winner, people who love books and who, like us, know the work that goes into each one. A team made up of writers, craftsmen, artists, booksellers and collaborators, especially important because they put an essential feeling into what they do: passion’ (Corraini  Editions)

Pop by and see lots of spring new titles that have just arrived for children and grown-ups…


 

 

 

 

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The De Luxe Edition, 100 copies, with signed original print by Peter Blake

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The De Luxe Edition, clothbound box

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The Regular Edition, first print of 2,500 copies

To mark the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth…

Acclaimed for its eccentricity and admired for its lovelorn lyricism, Dylan Thomas’s groundbreaking 1954 ‘play for voices’, Under Milk Wood, has long echoed in the imagination of the founding father of British Pop Art, Sir Peter Blake.

Revealed here for the very first time alongside Thomas’s play text are 120 watercolours, pencil portraits and collages, absolutely one of Blake’s most distinctive and significant bodies of work.

We have here two of the bindings for sale, designed by Libanus Press and published by Enitharmon Editions: The Regular edition, in its first printing of 2,500 unnumbered paperback copies (£30), and the rare De Luxe edition of 100 clothbound copies, each accompanied by a signed original print by Peter Blake (£950).

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‘…his mother is making welsh-cakes in the snow, and steals a fistful of snowflakes and currents…’

 

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‘Ocky milkman, drowned asleep in Cockle Street’

 

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‘Sindad Sailor…hugs his damp pillow whose secret name is Gossamer Beynon’

 

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We think these screen-printed notecards by Tara are exquisite!

They feature images from the book ‘The Night Life of Trees’Each pack contains 10 cards of  4 designs printed onto black handmade paper. They are created in the Gond tribal art style from Central India.

‘In Gond belief, trees stand in the middle of life, and the spirit of many things lie in them. They are busy all day, giving shade and support and shelter and food to all. Only when night falls can they find rest for themselves, and then, under quiet dark skies, the spirits that live in them are revealed.’ 

Created by three of the finest living artists of the Gond tradition, these are a tribute to the majesty of trees, and to old ways of relating to the natural world.

 

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Relief prints by Cornelia O’Donovan

Back in stock, all our bestselling printmaking equipment including inks, rollers, vinyl, lino and cutting tools.

Invest in a good quality roller like this Abig Heavyweight Beech Handled Roller and it will last you forever. Brilliant shades of 15 Schmincke Linoprint Colours are available to overprint and intermix as you wish. Our Japanese Double-Sided Vinyl is a soft easy to cut surface that can be used to print on fabric as well as handmade and printmaking papers. All available online.

Of course we still stock large 300ml tubes of Seawhites Block Printing Ink, very affordable, not flat, matt and dead, but a good quality water-based ink for the student and beginner. Available from our shop in Abergavenny only.

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New slipware by Dylan Bowen

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Decorated hand-thrown earthenware by Daniel Wright

Our spring show has opened, here are a few highlights…

New artists include Daniel Wright with a cupboard full of decorated white slipped earthenware in the kitchen (see image). Alongside Daniel is a familiar maker, Dylan Bowen. A firm favourite of ours over many years, Dylan is now a well known, established figure in the world of contemporary ceramics.

Another new artist, printmaker and painter, Henrietta Corbett,is showing carborundum prints and her new small exquisite acrylic on perspex paintings.

We have a stunning collection of large botanical studies in watercolour and graphite by regular artist, Cornelia O’Donovan.

See more on our current exhibition page

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valentines 11Wrappings by… John Derian, Arthouse, Jessie Chorley, Cornelia O’Donovan RCA & Caius Shaw RCA

Hand-printed, stitched cards by Cornelia O’Donovan RCA -For You, With Love

Gifts…

‘Botanical Painting with Coloured Pencils’ by Ann Swan

The Art Shop Botanical Starter Kit - perfect for beginners

Fabriano Venezia Sketchbook - smooth Fabriano Accademia drawing paper 200gsm in stitched sections

‘Hollywood Unseen’ by Dance Robert. Showcasing an extraordinary collection of hidden photographic gems from Hollywood film studios of the 20′s -50′s

window 11John Derian & Co  pins, postcards & wrap

Prestel’s ‘The Green Florilegium’ – with 400 illustrations

Assortments of ribbons, garlands & lots more…

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